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Overview

We are gathering feedback to inform potential legislative changes that would improve accountability and maintain public trust in local elections and elected officials in Alberta municipalities, school divisions and Metis Settlements.

Local election rules are typically reviewed after every municipal election cycle. Alberta’s most recent municipal elections were held in October 2021.

Input from Albertans will help us develop updates to the Municipal Government Act and the Local Authorities Election Act on the topics of candidate eligibility, code of conduct rules, privacy of voter information, and the scope of third-party advertising rules.

The Municipal Government Act includes rules governing the conduct of elected officials once on council, including code of conduct requirements and councillor disqualification. The Local Authorities Election Act establishes the framework for the conduct of elections, including candidate eligibility, in Alberta municipalities, school divisions and Metis Settlements.

Timeline

  • Open

    June 29 to July 22, 2022

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Get involved

Online survey

Albertans are invited to complete the online survey to help inform potential changes to local election rules by July 22, 2022.

Take the survey

Stakeholder engagement

We will continue to work with elected officials, municipal administrations and municipal organizations to strengthen democracy in Alberta.

Outcomes

Your feedback will help inform potential changes to the Municipal Government Act and the Local Authorities Election Act, which could be introduced as early as Alberta’s next legislative session in fall 2022.

Last updated: June 29, 2022